PART OR ALL OF AN ACADEMIC COURSE
During the second semester the freshmen students will participate in a six-credit course called “Introduction to the Rehabilitation Professions 2”. It will include orientation to OT and to PT, and will also cover the “Philosophy of Rehabilitation: Issues and Topics”.
Longer-term volunteer faculty members will be needed, for one week to three weeks (longer if faculty are available) from the beginning of March through July of 2017. Faculty members with an interest in teaching during this course will be contacted for a résumé and will have a phone interview.
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:
Second through fourth year classes are taught in a block/intensive format. The students take one course at a time, spending six hours a day, five days a week. A three-credit course takes two weeks, and a six-credit course takes four weeks.
The coordinator of faculty development is Dr. Patty Coker-Bolt, OT faculty from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Coker-Bolt is now matching faculty with courses for the second through fourth year of the curriculum. There are two distinct roles for faculty:
- Course Author: Working with the learning objectives provided, a Course Author writes the syllabus and lesson plans. The Course Author may or may not come in person to teach the class.
- In-Class Instructor: The In-Class Instructor provides direct instruction in the classroom, using material developed by the Course Author. As an instructor, you may be in Haiti for one to four weeks, depending on your availability.